Matt Rhule’s Nebraska Contract Is Massive

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Matt Rhule is a very wealthy man after reaching a deal with Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers announced Rhule as the new head coach of the program Saturday, and they didn’t get him cheap.

The former Panthers and Baylor coach will earn $72 million over the next eight years. That breaks down to an average of $9 million annually.

Matt Rhule is getting paid some serious money.

Nebraska wanted to make a huge splash, and that’s exactly what happened by landing Rhule. He’s a proven winner at the college level with a ton of success at Baylor and Temple.

While his time in the NFL was a disaster – this deal will offset the money still owed by the Panthers – there’s no doubt the man knows how to coach.

He is a man known for rebuilding programs.. Rhule inherited a mess at Baylor. The team was a disaster with a depleted roster.

By year two, he had the Bears chugging along and was very competitive. By year three in Waco, Matt Rhule went 11-3. The turnaround was incredible.

Nebraska will definitely be expecting the exact same results after handing Rhule $72 million.

Matt Rhule’s Nebraska contract is worth $72 million over eight years. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Expectations are through the roof, and Rhule is getting more than a big enough check to justify it. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a Nebraska fan.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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  1. Paying someone doesn’t guarantee success. But I think Rhule can make them respectable. Like a Kansas State style program. The problem is demographics make it impossible for Nebraska to ever bring back its former glory IMO. With the shipping of manufacturing jobs to China, families moved south and west and left the midwest barren. Nebraska is simply too far away for the average family to be able to travel there for a game, and making the trip for a visit is a long process. Now sure kids from Cali have been attending Alabama for years, but how many elite recruits are going to be willing to make those kinds of sacrifices for the frozen wasteland that is a Nebraska winter? And be willing to start any kind of resurgence in Lincoln? I’d be shocked if they ever become a national power again.

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